IT Certification and Training Blog

How Do I Know I'm Ready?

Sep 25, 2019 3:32:39 PM / by Michael Aldridge posted in Cisco, CCNP, Exam Preparation, How to Prepare for a Certification Exam, CCNA, practice exams, what to expect before the exam, Cisco Update, Cisco 2020

0 Comments

 

Read More

Five Months: #CERTPOCALYPSE

Sep 11, 2019 2:06:20 PM / by Michael Aldridge posted in CCNA Certification Tools, Cisco Network Simulator, Cisco, CCENT, CCNP, Cisco certification, Cisco Labs, CCNA, Cisco Update, Cisco 2020

0 Comments

 

Read More

Do Cisco’s New Exam Tracks Deconstruct the Certification Pyramid?

Aug 8, 2019 3:45:07 PM / by James Hanback posted in CCNA Certification Tools, Cisco, CCNP, CCNA, ICND1, ICND2, Cisco Update, Cisco Certified Specialist, CCIE, Cisco 2020

1 Comment

Cisco’s certification pyramid strategy allows you to step your way up the career ladder by upgrading lower-tiered certifications to higher ones as your skills and knowledge increase. At the bottom of that pyramid–at least until Feb. 24, 2020–is the Entry level, represented by the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) credential. A step up from that is the Associate level, or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Certification candidates can start their journeys at the Entry level and graduate to the Associate level by first taking the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1 (ICND1) exam and then taking ICND2. Or, candidates can skip the Entry level completely and hop straight to the Associate level by taking the CCNA exam. Therefore, Cisco has no prerequisite for obtaining the Associate-level credential.

Read More

What Happened to CCENT and Where Do I Go From Here?

Jun 27, 2019 1:33:17 PM / by James Hanback posted in Cisco, CCENT, CCNA, ICND1, ICND2, Cisco Update, Cisco 2020

0 Comments

So, you finally decided to obtain your first Cisco certification. Like many candidates, you had your eye on getting a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). You explored your options and decided you wanted to test the waters by plunking down the money for the  Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) exam and obtaining your Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) credential. Then you can use that credential as a stepping stone to your CCNA by taking ICND2 later, presumably after you spent some time studying for it.

Read More

What to Expect: During the Exam

May 14, 2014 8:40:00 AM / by Kelson Lawrence posted in Cisco, What to Expect During the Exam, comptia, taking certification exams

0 Comments

By Michael Aldridge

This is my second of three blog posts in my "What to Expect" series. This blog post will focus on what happens the day of your certification exam.

Read More

What to Expect: Before the Exam

May 7, 2014 9:35:00 AM / by Kelson Lawrence posted in Microsoft, Cisco, comptia, passing certification exam, what to expect before the exam

0 Comments

By Michael Aldridge

When my wife became pregnant with our first child, we had no idea what to expect. So we prepared by reading pregnancy books, searching online, taking childbirth classes, and talking to friends who had already gone through the experience. Sure, there were a few things that we weren't prepared for, but we were ready for most of the situations we encountered along the way.

Read More

How to Prepare for a Certification Exam

Apr 29, 2014 10:29:00 AM / by Kelson Lawrence posted in Microsoft, Cisco, comptia, How to Prepare for a Certification Exam

0 Comments

By Michael Aldridge

I've got three favorite quotes on preparation:

"Every battle is won before it is ever fought."
- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
- Benjamin Franklin

"Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe."
- Abraham Lincoln

Read More

Cisco Takes Steps to Make EIGRP Open

Feb 14, 2013 11:18:00 AM / by Kelson Lawrence posted in Cisco, EIGRP, Interior Gateway Protocol, igp, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol

0 Comments

By John Oden

So you are reviewing some practice test questions as you prepare for a Cisco exam and you come across a scenario that states something like, “…and all the routers in the topology are manufactured by Cisco.” You immediately shift your focus and begin to examine the available choices, scanning for anything that has to do with the Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP). We’ve all done that, right?

Read More

Practice Exam for Cisco CCNA Voice Certification Available at Boson

Apr 28, 2011 4:47:00 PM / by Kelly Mansfield posted in practice exam, Cisco, ICOMM, certification, CCNA Voice, it-training, exam simulation

0 Comments

Press Release: Boson introduces a new ExSim-Max practice exam for the Cisco® 640-461 (ICOMM) v8.0 certification exam. The 640-461 (ICOMM) exam is the core requirement for the CCNA® Voice certification. ExSim-Max practice exams are available at www.boson.com.

Read More

Subscribe to Email Updates

Lists by Topic

see all

Posts by Topic

see all

Recent Posts